Spacewar! (was Re: Laser display...)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sun Feb 20 15:19:13 2005

On Sun, 20 Feb 2005, Eric Smith wrote:

> > Everything the box does is a result of analog circuitry.
> So now your claiming that AND and OR gates are analog? Most people
> would disagree. Though in a sense you're correct, in that all digital
> circuits are constructed from analog circuits. Design engineers forget
> this at their peril. It's easy to think of them as ideal digital
> elements, but they aren't.

Sorry, I don't think I was clear in my meaning.

The bottom line is that it is in no way, shape or form a digital computer.
You might make the argument that it's an analog computer, but even then
it doesn't compute in the sense that an analog computer does. The Odyssey
is just a non-digital game unit that is designed with non-digital

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